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Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches With Blueberry Swirl Recipe

Berry Tempting: Ice Cream Sandwiches With Blueberry Swirl

Last Summer, when the August issue of Gourmet arrived at my desk, I knew immediately that I would be making the cover recipe. There are just some recipes that are so me, and what with my love of ice cream sandwiches, it was only a matter of time before I tackled these babies. With their tart ice cream and sweet berry filling and thin, chewy blondie-like outside, these sandwiches are amazing. They're super fun to eat and the perfect dessert for a crowd. The best thing is that they're indulgent without being too rich and they strike a nice balance between creamy and fruity. I highly recommend you make them, so here's the recipe.

Ice Cream Sandwiches With Blueberry Swirl

Ice Cream Sandwiches With Blueberry Swirl

Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches With Blueberry Swirl Recipe 2010-07-22 10:24:10

Ingredients

  1. For lemon ice cream:
  2. 2 pint premium vanilla ice cream
  3. 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  4. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  5. For blueberry compote:
  6. 2 cups blueberries (10 ounces)
  7. 1/4 cup sugar
  8. 2 (3-by 2 1/2-inch) strips lemon zest
  9. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  10. 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  11. For sandwich layers:
  12. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  13. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  14. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  15. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  16. 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  17. 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  18. 1 large egg
  19. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Make lemon ice cream: Transfer ice cream to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at 30 percent power in 10-second intervals, stirring, until softened, about 50 seconds total (see cooks’ note, below). If you don’t have a microwave, ice cream can be softened at room temperature.
  2. Stir in lemon zest and juice. Spread ice cream thinly in a 13-by 9-inch baking dish and freeze while making compote and sandwich layers.
  3. Make blueberry compote: Cook blueberries, sugar, and zest in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat, thoroughly crushing blueberries with a potato masher, until juices are released and sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir together lemon juice and cornstarch, then stir into blueberry mixture. Boil, stirring, 1 minute (mixture will thicken).
  5. Transfer blueberry compote to a bowl and chill until cold, about 1 hour. Discard lemon zest.
  6. Make sandwich layers while compote chills: Preheat oven to 375°F with rack in middle. Butter baking pans and line with foil, leaving a 1-inch overhang on each side, then butter foil.
  7. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Beat together butter and brown sugar in another bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. At low speed, add flour mixture in 2 batches, mixing until just combined.
  8. Divide batter between baking pans and spread into thin, even layers with offset spatula. Bake until golden-brown but still tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool completely in pans, about 30 minutes.
  9. Assemble sandwiches: Dollop tablespoons of blueberry compote all over ice cream, then swirl it gently through ice cream with a spoon. Spoon all of ice cream over 1 sandwich layer (in pan) and spread evenly using clean offset spatula.
  10. Invert second sandwich layer over ice cream, pressing gently to form an even sandwich. Wrap baking pan in plastic wrap and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.
  11. Transfer sandwich to a cutting board using overhang. Trim edges if desired, then cut into 8 pieces.

Make ahead Ice cream sandwich (before cutting) can be made 1 week ahead and frozen in pan, wrapped in plastic wrap and then in foil.

Serves 8.


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Food Food 6 years
Now I want to make these, too!
limelindsey limelindsey 6 years
We made these last summer when that issue came out! They are amazing.
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